Eacotts and their Occupations
As yeomen English, the early Eacotts made their farming count. They met the rules of their lord and early on involved themselves in the wool trade both as farmer and merchant. The records of the 14th and 15th centuries with reference to the name all deal with these issues. The evidence shows they prospered and perhaps had above average wealth at times sometimes marrying into solid families as indicated by connections to Henry VIII's exchequer, and Cromwell's Lord Mayor of London. Some were goldsmiths, Samuel, Berkeley, a most prestigious trade. There was a long tradition of religious connection.

Other Professions

There appear to have been a number of educators among the Eacotts, some in various trades especially the building trades. Back in 1845 there was an Eacott's Circulating Library established in Bristol. Also in Bristol were a cordwainer , a lady straw hat maker, and a husband and wife team who went to London and opened a private school for girls.

Other than farmers the first Eacott trade was a 1630 Richard at North Cerney who was a rough mason. At Chippenham and Wooton Bassett in the 1770's Thomas and John Eacott were plumbers and glaziers. While at the same time William was a mason in Gloucester.

Others were in the textile trade in some form or another.
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